May 8, 2017

Jungle Jim El Dorado Slot: Microgaming goes on a treasure hunt

Jungle Jim El Dorado is the new slot machine from industry veteran Microgaming. We’ve been waiting a long time for this issue of Jungle Jim, the former screen hero. Originally drawn as a comic strip by Alex Raymond, the character has become a true star over the years.

Jungle Jim competed with other legends like Tarzan. But at the end Tarzan made the race and that’s not tragic, if we can dive back into the tropical jungle and assist Jungle Jim with his treasure hunt. Slot machines are cooler than movies anyway, or?

On Jungle Jim El Dorado is actually worth something, but we don’t want to tell you yet in this introduction. In addition there is finally our detailed slot machine test, in which we examine the video slot from A to Z and from the technical characteristics to the bonuses and winnings.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure with Jungle Jim?

Technical characteristics

Jungle Jim El Dorado is a slot machine that uses 5 reels with 3 symbols each. As you often have to notice today, the reels are only hinted at. So you don’t see any real reels anymore, but the symbols are arranged as if they were on the reels.

This trick is used by the developers of video slots, in this case Microgaming, to make the symbols bigger and the slot more beautiful. This gives you an unobstructed view of the machines on the background, the tropical jungle El Dorados.

Exactly like in Gonzo’s Quest, the protagonist of Jungle Jim El Dorado is next to the actual slot machine and comments on the game with his own gestures and facial expressions. This is basically just a gimmick, but it increases the so-called immersion factor immensely. In English: You feel much more at home in the world of Jungle Jim when Jungle Jim communicates with you.

The 25 paylines can be used by players to activate the many possible combinations of the game. Although the maximum bet of €25 is small, Jungle Jim El Dora still allows you to land medium sized riches. But there’s more to that.

bonuses and winnings

With Microgaming you can always look forward to many extras. Rarely does a Microgaming slot machine do without a multitude of fantastic winning opportunities and lovingly designed details. Is that also the case with Jungle Jim? From yes nevertheless!

We notice fast that Jungle Jim is an outstanding treasure hunter. On the search for the riches he is supported by the Rolling Reels – reels with built-in re-spin function. For those who didn’t know the concept yet, a little explanation: These are reels that spin again when a win was made.

Since there are no real reels at Jungle Jim El Dorado, the symbols involved in a win disappear, leave a cloud of dust and the symbols above fall into the gaps that have arisen. Then new symbols fall into the empty parts of the reels and the machine is filled up.

This means that after a win a new spin takes place for which the player does not pay. This means that several wins are possible in one round. Microgaming has also equipped the rolling reels with a multiplier. This multiplier always increases by a factor of x1 if another win takes place in the same round.

Combinations over combinations! Not only are re-spins connected with multipliers, but now free spins are added as well! That’s a brilliant idea for which Microgaming deserves a long round of applause. Because in the free spins the multipliers increase to x3, x6, x9, x12 and x15! Wow, the 15-fold win in the fifth round of re-spins. We have to take a deep breath to let this great news sink!

But how do you get the free spins? Very easy with 3 scatter symbols, which must appear somewhere on the reels and then activate 10 free spins. The scatter is also a winning symbol. That means, if the three scatters appear on the reels 1, 2 and 3, there will be an additional win of €125 coins.

As if that wasn’t enough already, Microgaming Jungle Jim El Dorado has added a Wild symbol. Guess what motif this symbol has? Exactly, it’s the Jungle Jim logo! We told you Microgaming had some nice details built into the game.

The biggest win on a payline? 45.000 Euro in the free spins with x15 multiplier and maximum stake of €25. That sounds quite strong to us like El Dorado!